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Winter 2017 Program Highlights


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

GRAND CENTRAL STATION (12-24-49) “Miracle for Christmas” is the show’s classic Christmas story, about a cynical ambulance driver and the doctor who accompanies him on his Christmas Eve rounds. With Norman Rose, Mason Adams. Pillsbury, CBS. (27 min)
RED SKELTON SHOW (12-24-46) With Gege Pearson, Verna Felton, Pat McGeehan, Wonderful Smith, singer Anita Ellis, David Forrester and the Orchestra, announcer Rod O’Connor. The Skelton Scrapbook of Satire focuses on Christmas as Junior the Mean Little Kid meets Santa Claus! Raleigh Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
WHITE HOUSE CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY (12-24-41) From the lawn of the White House, President Roosevelt and his guest, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, perform the ceremonial lighting of the White House Christmas tree. MBS. (30 min)
FATHER KNOWS BEST (12-24-53) Robert Young stars as Jim Anderson, with Jean Vander Pyl as wife Margaret, Rhoda Williams as Betty, Ted Donaldson as Bud, Helen Strome as Kathy, with Jeanette Nolan, Herb Butterfield. On Christmas Eve, Jim is concerned that his family is not getting into the true spirit of the season. Bill Forman announces. Post Cereals, Sanka, NBC. (30 min)
CHRISTMAS SING WITH BING (12-24-57) Bing Crosby’s third annual Christmas Eve program, with announcer Ken Carpenter, Paul Weston and the Orchestra, the Norman Luboff Choir and son Gary Crosby, who reports from Austria. Bing sings “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” “White Christmas” and others. Insurance Companies of North America, CBS. (32 min and 28 min)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

SHERLOCK HOLMES (12-28-47) “New Year’s Eve Off the Scilly Isles” starring John Stanley as Holmes and Alfred Shirley as Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson are invited to spend New Year’s Eve on an ocean liner, in hopes of thwarting a catastrophe. Cy Harrice announces. Clipper Craft Clothers, MBS. (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (12-28-41) With Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Dennis Day, Don Wilson. Jack and the gang present their annual New Year’s play, “The New Tenant” with Phil Harris as Uncle Sam and Don Wilson as Texas! Jell-O, NBC. (23 min)
ONE MAN’S FAMILY (12-28-41) “The Last of 1941” is Book 40, Chapter 13 in this long-running family drama, with J. Anthony Smythe as Henry Barbour, Minetta Ellen as wife Fanny, Michael Rafetto as Paul, Barton Yarborough as Cliff, Bernice Berwin as Hazel. At the end of a year that sees America at war, the family reflects on their fears and concerns for the future. Tender Leaf Tea, NBC. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (12-29-41) “The Bride Came C.O.D” starring Bob Hope and Hedy Lamarr in a radio version of the 1941 movie about a financially strapped charter pilot who is hired to stop an oil tycoon’s niece from eloping with a bandleader. Host is Cecil B. DeMille. Announcer is Melville Ruick. Lux Soap, CBS. (23 min & 17 min & 19 min)
FIBBER McGEE AND MOLLY (12-30-41) Jim and Marian Jordan star as the McGees, with Gale Gordon, Isabel Randolph, the King’s Men, Billy Mills and the Orchestra, announcer Harlow Wilcox. McGee is working on a project to surprise Molly when Mrs. Uppington invites the McGees to a New Year’s Eve party. Johnson’s Wax, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

NEWS OF THE WORLD (1-5-42) Featuring Harry Marvell, with correspondents Charles Collingwood in London, John Raleigh in the Far East, Albert Warner in Washington. “American and Filipino troops are fighting the Japanese north of Manila... The Japanese have landed in British North Borneo while their planes have attacked Singapore and the Bismarck Islands...” CBS. (14 min)
ALAN YOUNG SHOW (11-13-45) With Doris Singleton as Betty, Minerva Pious as Minnie, Ed Begley as Mr. Dittenfeffer, Jim Backus as Hubert Updyke III. Alan’s sign-making business depends on making a sale to Dittenfeffer’s Department Store, but instead he’s pressed into playing for the store’s football team. AFRS rebroadcast. (30 min)
MEET MILLIE (1950s) Audrey Totter stars as Millie, with Bea Benaderet as Mama and Marvin Kaplin as Arthur, who offers to help Millie and her mother find a new apartment. Cast includes Rye Billsbury, Bob Sweeney, Frank Nelson. Sustaining, CBS. (30 min)
GRAND MARQUEE (2-20-47) “A Man’s Home is Her Castle,” starring Olan Soule and Beryl Vaughn in a romantic comedy broadcast from Chicago, about a woman who tires of her husband’s obsession with his ham radio set. Rayve Shampoo, NBC. (30 min)
STATE OF THE UNION (1-6-42) From the Capitol Building in Washington DC, President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his eleventh State of the Union address to Congress, and the first wartime address since 1918. The president reviews the events that led America into war and talks about wartime production, racial discrimination and three new bills. Don Gardner announces. NBC. (19 min and 25 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
THIS DAY, THAT YEAR

JACK ARMSTRONG, THE ALL-AMERICAN BOY (January 14, 1941) An isolated episode of the series, with Charles Flynn as Jack, John Gannon as Billy, Sarajane Wells as Betty. Jack and Uncle Jim report that a native has seen them as they search for a village in the interior of the jungle. Franklyn MacCormack announces. Wheaties, MBS. (14 min)
RALEIGH-KOOL CIGARETTE PROGRAM (January 14, 1938) Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra, with vocalists Edythe Wright, Jack Leonard and the Three Esquires, in a special broadcast devoted to the history of swing music. The Dorsey band re-creates a number of old recordings in the styles of the period, including W.C. Handy’s “Memphis Blues” and the Dixieland Jazz Band’s “Tiger Rag.” Raleigh and Kool Cigarettes, NBC. (28 min)
THIS IS YOUR FBI (January 14, 1949) “The Skid Row Shakedown” starring Stacy Harris as special agent Jim Taylor. The FBI investigates a blackmail racket involving letters taken from a flophouse. Equitable Life Assurance Society, ABC. (30 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (January 14, 1953) Broadcasting from Fort Ord, California, with Les Brown and His Band of Renown and guests Terry Moore and Bing Crosby. Bob talks about the Pebble Beach Golf Tournament and parodies morning radio with “Just Plain Bing.” AFRS rebroadcast. (23 min)
NICK CARTER, MASTER DETECTIVE (January 14, 1945) “Murder By Fire” starring Lon Clark as Nick, with Helen Choate as Patsy, John Kane as Scubby. Nick finds a mystery when he rescues a girl from a burning factory.Lin-X Products, MBS. (28 min)
BOB AND RAY (January 14, 1960) “Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding present the CBS Radio Network.” Sportscaster Biff Burns describes a game of Fen; an episode of “The Perils of Paul.” Sustaining, CBS. (15 min)
ESCAPE (January 14, 1948) “Leinengen Versus the Ants” starring William Conrad and Lou Merrill. “You are isolated on a remote plantation in the crawling Amazon jungle, while an immense army of ravenous ants is closing in on you, swarming in to eat you alive.” Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21

MR. PRESIDENT (7-3-47) Edward Arnold stars as the president, who must tackle the worst and longest economic depression in his nation’s history. The name of the president is not revealed until the end of the show. Sustaining, ABC. (29 min)
HOLLYWOOD MARCH OF DIMES ON THE AIR (1-24-42) An all-star celebration of President Roosevelt’s 60th birthday, with 11-year-old Tommy Cook as master of ceremonies and performances by Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, The Merry Macs, Claudette Colbert, Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Day, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Kyser, James Cagney, Maureen O’Sullivan, Fibber McGee and Molly, Deanna Durbin and Elliott Lewis in a play by Arch Oboler. NBC BLUE. (33 min and 20 min)
FRED ALLEN SHOW (5-22-49) With Portland Hoffa, Kenny Delmar, Minerva Pious, Parker Fennelley, Peter Donald, the DeMarco Sisters, Al Goodman and the Orchestra and guests Col. Stoopnagle, Gwen Conga, and Clifford Tatum. The residents of Allen’s Alley are asked about hobbies. Ford, NBC. (30 min)
REPORT TO THE NATION (1-27-42) Newsman Albert Warner and Ted Husing narrate a look at America’s “fourth enemy,” by examining inflation and recently enacted price controls. Sustaining, CBS. (29 min)
OUR MISS BROOKS (12-3-50) Eve Arden stars as Connie Brooks, English teacher at Madison High School, with Gale Gordon as Mr. Conklin, Jeff Chandler as Mr. Boynton, Richard Crenna as Walter Denton, Gloria McMillan as Harriet Conklin, Leonard Smith as Stretch Snodgrass. Miss Brooks tries to discourage Mr. Conklin from playing the tuba with the Madison High School band. Verne Smith announces. Colgate-Palmolive, CBS. (29 min) Read the article about Gale Gordon and Our Miss Brooks in the Winter 2017 issue of Nostalgia Digest.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

WEIRD CIRCLE (1-2-44) “Murders in the Rue Morgue” is a radio adaptation of the story by Edgar Allan Poe. Detective Auguste Dupin investigates the murder of two women. Syndicated. (26 min) Read the article about Edgar Allen Poe in the Winter 2017 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
KRAFT MUSIC HALL (1-29-42) Bing Crosby stars, with Mary Martin, Victor Borge, Jerry Lester, the Music Maids and Hal, announcer Ken Carpenter, John Scott Trotter and the Orchestra, and guests Madeline Carroll, Igor Gorin and golfer Sam Snead. Bing sings a song for President Roosevelt’s birthday; Madeline reads a letter to servicemen. At the request of General Douglas MacArthur, this show was broadcast by shortwave to soldiers in the Phillippines. Kraft, NBC. (33 min and 26 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (3-3-15) Steve Darnall’s telephone conversation with actress Anne Whitfield, speaking from her home in California about her career in radio, movies and television. Recorded by Kathy Dunaj at Sound Video Impressions in Des Plaines, IL. (28 min)
PHIL HARRIS-ALICE FAYE SHOW (11-20-49) With Elliott Lewis as Frankie, Robert North as Willie, Anne Whitfield as Phyllis, Jeanine Roos as Alice. Phyllis’ performance in a school play leads to a movie offer from 20th Century Fox. Rexall, NBC. (30 min)
HALLMARK PLAYHOUSE (10-6-49) “National Velvet” starring Roddy McDowell with Anne Whitfield in a radio adaptation of the story by Enid Bagnold, about a former stable boy who helps a young girl prepare her horse for England’s Grand National Sweepstakes. James Hilton hosts. Hallmark Cards, CBS. (29 min)

FEBRUARY 2017 MARKS OUR 39th ANNUAL JACK BENNY MONTH!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-5-94) The first program in Chuck Schaden’s 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from Jack Benny and Sheldon Leonard. Excerpts include Jack’s first show for Canada Dry (5-2-32); Jell-O Program (1-31-37); Grape Nuts Program (10-11-42); Lucky Strike Program (9-26-46); Jack introduces Sheldon Leonard (5-29-49); the Tout at the race track (1-23-54); the Tout at the fruit stand (4-3-49); the Tout in the department store (12-13-53). (29 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-11-42) From March Field in Riverside, California, with Mary Livingstone, Phil Harris, Dennis Day, Don Wilson, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Jack meets 400-pound staff sergeant August Stackwell and the cast talks about Fred Allen’s most recent broadcast. Dennis sings “We Did It Before.” Jell-O, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-12-94) Second program in this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg. Excerpts include Jack introducing his writers (5-29-49); the cast at rehearsal (3-24-46); Your Money or Your Life (3-28-48); Dorothy Kirsten and Mary’s biggest laugh (4-25-48); Gertrude and Mabel (11-14-48); Jack introduces the switchboard operators (5-29-49). (26 min)
SUSPENSE (6-2-52) “A Good and Faithful Servant” starring Jack Benny in the story of “a man who worked thirty years to prepare a most unusual retirement plan.” Cast includes Joseph Kearns, Gerald Mohr, Doris Singleton, Hy Averback, Norma Varden, Charles Calvert. Harlow Wilcox announces. Auto-Lite, CBS. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-19-94) Third program of this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from Don Wilson and Dennis Day. Excerpts: George Jessel narrates Jack Benny’s life story (11-4-51); Don Wilson’s 16th anniversary in radio (3-12-39); Don’s contract (1-23-49); Benny on sight-seeing bus (9-11-49); Jack introduces Dennis Day (5-29-49); Dennis brings his mother (10-6-46); Dennis as Titus Moody (3-17-46); as Ronald Colman (11-9-47); as Hitler and Tojo (1-2-44); sound effects man (2-1-42). (39 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (2-26-94) The fourth program in this 12-part audio documentary features recollections by Frank Nelson, Veola Vonn, Don Wilson, George Balzer and Mel Blanc. Excerpts: Jack introduces Frank Nelson (5-29-49); Floorwalker (12-14-41); Dr. Nelson, Dentist (1-23-49); Shooting of Dan McGrew (3-27-55); “Dreer Poosen” flub (1-8-50); Jack introduces Mel Blanc (5-29-49); the Maxwell; Carmichael the Bear (3-12-39); shopping for a Christmas gift for Don (12-21-47). (36 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-18-42) A special musical program, featuring Dennis Day, Don Wilson, The Sportsmen, Mahlon Merrick and His Orchestra. Dennis sings “Madeline,” “Phil the Fluter’s Ball” and “America the Beautiful.” Jack Benny did not appear on this program, as he was mourning the death of his friend Carole Lombard, who was killed in a plane crash during a War Bond tour on January 16, 1942. Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (5-7-94) The fifth program features recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg. Excerpts: Jack introduces Artie Auerbach (5-29-49); Mr. Kitzel, Movie Extra (10-26-47); Jack’s echo, Part 1 (10-3-48); Jack’s echo, Part 2 (10-10-48); Jack’s echo, Part 3 (10-24-48); King Solomon’s Mines (1-7-51). (33 min)
BURNS AND ALLEN SHOW (1-8-48) With Bill Goodwin, Toby Reed, Mel Blanc, Gale Gordon, Meredith Willson and the Orchestra and guest Jack Benny. Knowing of their musical ambitions, Gracie suggests Jack and George team up to become gypsy troubadors. Maxwell House Coffee, NBC. (30 min)
NEWS OF THE WORLD (2-11-42) Charles Collingwood and Eric Severeid are among the reporters offering the latest war news from London, Washington and Bataan, where General MacArthur’s men “are holding their line.” CBS. (16 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (7-30-94) The sixth program in this 12-part audio documentary series features recollections by Jack Benny. Excerpts: Jack’s life story in music (5-11-41); Fred Allen’s tribute to Benny (5-11-41); Benny-Allen feud (6-27-48); Allen and Benny in vaudeville (4-26-53). (31 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (9-24-94) The seventh program in this 12-part audio documentary, with recollections from writers George Balzer and Milt Josefsberg, Jack Benny and Joan Benny. Excerpts: Mary reads a letter from Mama; Jack and Mary recall the early days of his show (5-9-41); Mary’s letter from Mama (3-12-39); Jack takes inventory (10-2-49); Jack’s memory loss (10-9-49). (33 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (2-22-42) Broadcasting before an audience of soldiers from the Presidio in San Francisco, with Mary, Phil, Dennis, Don, Rochester. Dennis sings “Private Buckaroo”; Mary reads a poem, “I Like a Soldier Boy.” Jell-O, NBC. (30 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (10-1-94) Program Eight offers recollections by writer George Balzer. Excerpts: How Jack met Rochester (5-31-42); Rochester at sea (2-17-46); Railroad station for Colorado trip (1-11-48); Railroad station in Pasadena (1-29-50). (28 min)
PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (2-23-42) Eleven weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the president delivers a “Fireside Chat” to the nation on the state of the war and discusses the need to separate rumors from truth. ALL NETWORKS. (37 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (10-15-94) Program Nine features recollections by Jack’s manager Irving Fein, Jack Benny and writer George Balzer. Excerpts: Drug Store lunch (4-9-50); Professor LeBlanc (5-19-49); George Burns sings Jack’s song (1-20-52); CBS closed circuit broadcast (12-23-48); CBS Benny promotional announcements (1948-49); First Benny show on CBS (1-2-49). (37 min)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (11-19-94) The tenth program in this 12-part audio documentary features recollections from Don Wilson and writer George Balzer. Excerpts include “The Don Wilson Story” (1-10-54); Don introduces the Sportsmen to Jack (10-6-46); Don’s 30th anniversary in radio (1-10-54); Jack’s vault and secrecy pledge (12-30-45); Jack introduces Joe Kearns (5-29-49); Jack’s vault and “Virus X” (1-11-48). (33 min)
JACK BENNY PROGRAM (3-8-42) From the San Diego Marine Base, with Mary, Phil, Dennis, Don, Rochester, and guest Joan Bennett. Mary reads a poem about the Marines; the band plays “He’s 1-A in the Army and A-1 in My Heart.” Jell-O, NBC. (28 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (11-26-94) Program 11 in the 12-part series includes recollections from Phil Harris, Dennis Day and Elliott Lewis. Excerpts include Phil’s first appearance with Jack (10-4-36); Benny show rehearsal (11-7-48); Too many mistakes (11-13-49); “How Are Things in Glocca Morra?” (5-4-47); Phil and Frankie Remley (6-6-48); “That’s What I Like About the South” (11-30-47). (38 min)
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DENNIS DAY (10-3-46) The first show of the series, with Sharon Douglas as Mildred, announcer Verne Smith and guest appearances by Don Wilson and Jack Benny, who dreams of a future in which Dennis is a star and Jack an unknown. Colgate Dental Cream, NBC. (29 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO: The Jack Benny Program (1-14-95) The conclusion of the 12-part series features recollections from Don Wilson, writer George Balzer, Dennis Day, Jack Benny and Joan Benny. Excerpts: Jack introduces the Sportsmen (5-29-49); Sportsmen sing “Old Jack Benny Had a Farm” (3-23-47); Jack plays violin with the Sportsmen (11-23-47); the replacement quartet of Bing Crosby, Andy Russell, Dick Haymes, Dennis Day (3-16-47); “Si, Sy” routines; Cimmaron Rolls sequence (1953) Birthday surprise for Jack (2-15-42); Radio honors (1-31-37). (36 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

TREASURY STAR PARADE #1 (2-25-42) The first show of this series, created to promote the sale of War Bonds, with Judith Anderson, Maurice Evans, Igor Gorin and Lt. Robert Montgomery. Gorin sings “The Pledge of Allegiance” and the cast performs a short scene, “The Statue of Liberty.” Syndicated. (15 min)
COMMAND PERFORMANCE #1 (recorded 3-1-42) From New York, Eddie Cantor hosts the first broadcast in this series created to fulfill the requests of servicemen from around the world, with Danny Kaye, Bea Wain, the Ambassadors, Merle Oberon, Dinah Shore, Bert Gordon as the Mad Russian, sportcasters Bill Corum and Don Dunphy, announcer Harry Von Zell. Danny sings “Pavlova”; Wain sings “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” AFRS. (29 min)
CAVALCADE OF AMERICA (3-31-47) “Kansas Marshal,” starring Henry Fonda in the story of Wyatt Earp, who became a Marshal in Wichita, Kansas and brought law and order to the western frontier. Cast includes John McIntire, Herb Butterfield, Jerry Hausner, Horace Murphy. DuPont, NBC. (30 min) Read the article about Henry Fonda in the Winter 2017 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
LUM AND ABNER (7-9-35) Chester Lauck and Norris Goff star as Lum and Abner, proprietors of the Jot ‘Em Down Store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas. When Lum fancies himself a legal expert, he gives some advice to Mrs. Phillips that he quickly regrets. Horlick’s Malted Milk, MBS. (15 min)
BOB HOPE SHOW (3-3-42) Broadcasting from Camp Cook, Lompoc, California, with Frances Langford, Betty Hutton, Jerry Colonna, Six Hits and a Miss, Skinnay Ennis and the Orchestra, announcer Larry Keating and guest Babe Ruth. Frances sings “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)”; Betty sings “Dixieland Band.” Pepsodent, NBC. (30 min)
THIS IS WAR (3-7-42) “Your Army” is the fourth program of the series, starring Tyrone Power, written by Stephen Vincent Benet and directed by Norman Corwin. Power narrates this look at the history of the U.S. Army and how they are mobilizing around the world to fight the Axis. ALL NETWORKS. (29 min)
LIFE OF RILEY (9-13-47) William Bendix stars as Chester Riley, with Paula Winslowe as Peg, Barbara Eiler as Babs, John Brown as Jim Gillis and Digby O’Dell. Riley arranges a date for Babs with his boss’ son. Cast includes Ken Christy, Sandra Gould. Ken Carpenter announces. Prell, NBC. (30 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

THE SHADOW (4-24-38) “The Power of the Mind” starring Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston, with Agnes Moorehead as the lovely Margot Lane. The Shadow investigates the disappearance of a chemist who has just invented a powerful new explosive. Ken Roberts announces. Goodrich Tires, MBS. (29 min)
DRENE TIME (4-20-47) Don Ameche, Frances Langford and Danny Thomas star in this variety series, with announcer Toby Reed and Carmen Dragon and the Orchestra. Frances sings “I Know That You Know” and “Would You Believe Me?”; Danny fantasizes about being a movie producer at “Metro Goldwyn Thomas”; Langford and Ameche perform a Bickersons sketch. Drene Shampoo, NBC. (30 min)
X MINUS ONE (1-23-57) “Open Warfare,” starring Jack Grimes, Larry Haines and Wendell Holmes in a story about a golfer whose efforts to win $50,000 put him in competition with a most unusual opponent. Fred Collins announces. Sustaining, NBC. (23 min)
BUGHOUSE RHYTHM (12-28-36) A humorous musical program, presenting popular songs in a highbrow manner. A. Archibald Pressley hosts, with “conductor” Dr. John Brunker Meakin. Songs include “Swing, Swing, Mother-in-Law” and “Minnie the Moocher’s Wedding Day.” Sustaining, NBC BLUE. (13 min)
PLAYS FOR AMERICANS (3-15-42) “Letter at Midnight” starring Lt. James Stewart as a college student who writes to his father about the world situation and an Austrian girl he met on campus. Cast: Mercedes McCambridge, Gloria Blondell, Byron Kane, Lou Merrill, Byron Palmer. Produced and directed by Arch Oboler. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)
DUFFY’S TAVERN (5-26-48) Ed Gardner stars as Archie the Manager, with Eddie Green, Sandra Gould as Miss Duffy, Charlie Cantor as Clifton Finnegan, announcer Rod O’Connor and guest Rex Harrison. Archie’s hoping to get married and wants some advice from Rex. Bristol-Myers, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 18
PARTNERS IN CRIME SOLVING

LUX RADIO THEATRE (6-8-36) “The Thin Man,” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, with Minna Gombell, Porter Hall and William Henry, all from the original cast of the 1934 movie. A detective is joined by his wife as he comes out of retirement to find a missing person and solve a murder. Hosted by W.S. Van Dyke, the director of the film, with guest appearances by screenwriter James Seymour and actress Theda Bara. Lux Soap, CBS. (15 min & 20 min & 24 min) Read the article about the Thin Man movies in the Winter 2017 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
MR. AND MRS. NORTH (10-14-52) “Fool’s Gold” starring Joseph Curtin and Alice Frost as Jerry and Pam North, in a story involving an attorney, a bribe, a hung jury... and murder. Adler Sewing Machines, CBS. (30 min)
LUX RADIO THEATRE (6-17-40) “After the Thin Man” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy in a radio adaptation of the second film of the Thin Man series. Nick Charles comes out of retirement when his wife’s cousin is suspected of murdering her husband. Cast includes Julie Bowen, Fred MacKaye, Ynez Seabury, Cecil B. DeMIlle hosts. Lux Soap, CBS. (21 min & 21 min & 18 min)
CANDY MATSON (5-21-51) “Candy’s Last Case,” starring Natalie Masters as Candy in the last show of the series, with Henry Leff as Lt. Mallard and Jack Thomas as Rembrandt Watson. Dudley Manlove announces. Candy and Rembrandt follow Lt. Mallard, who has been acting strange of late. Sustaining, NBC. (29 min)

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

DRAGNET (7-13-50) “The Big Bomb” starring Jack Webb as Sgt. Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sgt. Ben Romero. The police must stop a man who is threatening to blow up City Hall unless his brother is released from jail. Fatima Cigarettes, NBC. (27 min)
MY FAVORITE HUSBAND (11-27-48) Lucille Ball and Richard Denning star as Liz and George Cooper, “Two people who live together and like it.” When Liz decides to take a closer look at her new neighbors, she finds herself minding their baby. Cast includes Frank Nelson. AFRS rebroadcast. (24 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (2-3-16) Part one of Steve Darnall’s conversation with actors William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett, who speak by telephone from their home in California about their careers in radio, movies, television and the stage. Recorded by Kathy Dunaj at Sound Video Impressions in Des Plaines, IL. (30 min) Read an excerpt from this conversation in the Winter 2017 issue of Nostalgia Digest.
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES (11-1-47) Ralph Edwards is master of ceremonies , with announcer Harlow Wilcox. Consequences include a waterbed and a man forced to sit on a barrel. Duz, NBC. (28 min)
SPEAKING OF RADIO (2-3-16) Part two of Steve Darnall’s conversation with William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett. (25 min)
MURDER AT MIDNIGHT (12-2-46) “The Man Who Died Yesterday,” starring Stewart Brody and Mandel Kramer. A man born on a ship while it passed the International Date Line has the ability to see 24 hours into the future. Syndicated. (26 min)

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